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Herve Legenvre

Professor & Director of the Value Creation Observatory at European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM)

Archamps, France

Hervé blends academic and practitioner thinking to create unique learning experiences. He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world. He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers and other external partners. He has developped methodologies to map business ecosystems and to create IoT vision.
Hervé has worked for Renault Consulting where he transferred the first lean six sigma programs to Europe. He later joined EFQM where he led the European Excellence Award. At EIPM, he has led the Exec MBA.
Hervé acts as an assessor for the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Awards and he is the Director of the Value Creation Observatory.
Hervé is a regular speaker in-company event and in public conferences, he is also the author of two books, articles and research reports
Research & Education on Purchasing Innovation - Ecosystem - IoT - Open Hardware

Available For: Speaking
Travels From: Geneva
Speaking Topics: IOT , Innovation , Purchasing

Herve LegenvrePoints
Academic20
Author29
Influencer0
Speaker6
Entrepreneur0
Total55

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Company Information

Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Blockchain
Design Thinking 30.13
Digital Disruption 30.09
Digital Transformation 30.09
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work
Innovation 33.38
IoT 33.62
Leadership 30.11
Open Innovation 30.63
Procurement 42.02
Risk Management
Startups 31.22
Supply Chain 34.83
Sustainability 31.72
Analytics 30.52
Culture 30.70
Change Management 30.13
Social 30.30
Business Strategy 30.05

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Chemicals
Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Forest Products & Paper
Higher Education & Research
Industrial Machinery & Components
Insurance
Manufacturing
Metal Products
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Utilities

Publications

14 Article/Blogs
My take on the revised EFQM model
EIPM
February 17, 2020
I have seen with great pleasure the new version of the EFQM Excellence model. Having been at the periphery of the EFQM community for ten years now, this is an interesting exercise. I believe this new version is a great step forward that builds on the foundations of the Excellence movement while addressing some contemporary challenges.

In terms of foundation, I am glad to see the word execution at the center of the new EFQM model. The Excellence movement have always focused on getting things done and on the quality and depth of execution. I am glad to see this so clearly at the center of the model. Today there are a lot of agitated people who rush from project to another and bump into glass walls. We hear a lot about the agile imperative but systematic ways of working that combine simplicity, collaboration, speed and value creation are still scarce. Too often transformation programs are piling up on each other. Instead of focusing on a few breakthrough goals for the whole organization, every department and units pursue their own transformation programs and require the contribution of others. This leads to a collaboration overload and rigidifies organizations. The revised EFQM model recognizes that multiple change can impact an organization, but it also advocates that organization should have one purpose, one vision and transform themselves accordingly. It is good to see this so clearly on the forefront of the revised EFQM model.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Procurement, Supply Chain

The rise of open supply chains
EIPM
February 17, 2020
Today Open architectures, Open Hardware and Open Source Software are making progress across diverse industries where they could disrupt supply chains and bring to life open supply chains. This will not happen overnight, but it is worth understanding such developments. The present article aims at describing what open supply chains are about. It builds on the Open RAN example in the telecom sector.

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Tags: Open Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Using Personas and User Journey to power Request for Solution
EIPM
October 01, 2019
Many Buyers are looking for effective ways of sourcing innovative solutions. Discussion on innovation best practices often focuses on complex high-tech cases that require long, uncertainty-reduction projects where early involvement enables anticipation of a myriad of opportunities and risks. However, in fast-changing markets, we can also benefit from innovative solutions immediately available on the market. In such projects, the main challenge is to find the best fit between your internal problems and the external solution.

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Tags: Change Management, Social

Digitalisation and Procurement: Where are the real opportunities?
EIPM
July 08, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Procurement

Attracting Innovation from Suppliers: The People Motivation Factor
EIPM
June 06, 2019

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement goes design thinking
EIPM
June 05, 2019

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Tags: Design Thinking, Procurement

Innovation: cracking the code of stakeholder collaboration!
EIPM
April 10, 2019

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain

Searching and Selecting an Innovation Partner
EIPM
March 26, 2019

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Tags: Innovation

Four Ways of Structuring Innovation Activities in Purchasing
EIPM
March 14, 2019

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

Complexity is a blessing for Purchasing
EIPM
March 06, 2019

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Webinar: The Fundamentals of Innovation in Purchasing
EIPM
February 26, 2019
Today, many purchasing teams have put innovation on their agenda. They have started some communication and launched a few workshops with key suppliers. They want to get more innovation out of their strategic partners and they wonder what role they can play with start-ups.

However, innovating with suppliers requires purchasing teams to make profound and enduring changes.

This webinar will explore the foundations that Purchasing teams need to have in mind and in place to progress with innovation.

At EIPM we have performed research over the past five years on this matter and we have trained hundreds of people.

Today, we want to further help the profession to take the right steps forward.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement

Is Purchasing ready for an hybrid Measurement logic?
EIPM
November 19, 2018

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Tags: Procurement

Webinar: Mapping Business Ecosystems – A Key to Innovation
EIPM
June 28, 2017
The business landscape is a continuously changing Ecosystem

With the ongoing transformation of the business landscape, many industry boundaries have drifted, blurred and changed. New players emerge while other business activities are unbundled.

In this context, thinking in terms of industry and value chains can be misleading; the business landscape is best described as a continuously changing ecosystem where some relationships and collaboration need to be abandoned while others need to be strengthened, initiated or nourished.

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Tags: Innovation

Sustainability and Procurement: Time to look beyond compliance
EIPM
January 19, 2017

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Tags: Procurement, Sustainability

4 Journal Publications
Value Creation Observatory - Innovation with Suppliers
EIPM
December 17, 2018
The age of Edgeless Innovation

As companies have extensively streamlined their activities around core competencies, their success now depends on external sources of innovation.

For Purchasing teams, this promises many changes ahead and offers unique opportunities and challenges.

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Value Creation Observatory - The Internet of Things
EIPM
August 20, 2018
Time to re-think the Purchasing Business Model

With the advent of the internet of things, a number of megatrends have started to collide. How companies strategise, innovate, operate and engage with external players becomes utterly important.

Purchasing teams have an opportunity to rethink their Business Models and to be amongst the pioneers who will lead this transformation.

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Tags: IoT, Procurement, Supply Chain

Value Creation Observatory - Partnering with Start-ups
EIPM
July 03, 2018
Purchasing is the key for success

Purchasing teams are increasingly realizing that they need to look beyond the classics and search for new opportunities to contribute to their Company’s success.

This sometimes includes working with Start-ups! Our Companies are now surrounded by dynamic ecosystems where Start-ups are gradually taking prominent roles.

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Procurement

Value Creation Observatory - Innovation Culture in Purchasing
EIPM
March 14, 2018
Are we ready?

The rapid pace of changes requires companies to innovate more, to innovate faster and more efficiently. When it comes to innovation, culture is an essential ingredient of success.

If purchasing teams around the world want to seize opportunities, they will need a different mindset that embraces creativity, risks, failure and curiosity.

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Procurement

2 Speaking Engagements
Valeurs&Achat - SharedValue
Université Valeur
May 28, 2019
La collaboration Client-Fournisseur, un moyen de produire plus de Valeur(s) ensemble. Retour d'expérience (Success Story)

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Procurement

EIPM: The Internet of Things - A game changer for Purchasing?
Lider Media
December 18, 2018
IOT

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Tags: IoT, Procurement, Supply Chain

5 Webinars
Webinar: Working in an Ecosystem
EIPM
June 28, 2019
The business landscape is a continuously changing Ecosystem

With the ongoing transformation of the business landscape, many industry boundaries have drifted, blurred and changed. New players emerge while other business activities are unbundled.

In this context, thinking in terms of industry and value chains can be misleading; the business landscape is best described as a continuously changing ecosystem where some relationships and collaboration need to be abandoned while others need to be strengthened, initiated or nourished.

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Tags: Leadership

Webinar: Innovation Culture in Purchasing
EIPM
November 19, 2018
Fostering an Innovation Culture in Purchasing – What, Why and How

The rapid pace of changes requires companies to innovate more and faster.

When it comes to innovation, culture is an essential ingredient of success, as it determines how things are executed and how results are achieved.

If purchasing teams around the world want to seize opportunities, they will need a mindset that embraces creativity, risks, failure and curiosity.

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Procurement

Webinar: Organising Innovation Days with Suppliers
EIPM
March 08, 2018
As Purchasing teams increasingly support innovation, Innovation Days have gained popularity.

At EIPM, we have gathered some lessons and best practices on how to organise such workshops and to develop this topic, Dr Hervé Legenvre, Professor & Value Creation Observatory Director at EIPM, will host a live session on Thursday, 08th of March 2018.

In this informative session, we will cover:

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Tags: Innovation

Webinar: The impact of the Internet of Things on Purchasing
EIPM
April 26, 2017
Major opportunities ahead for Purchasing!

The Internet of Things (IOT) will bring a tectonic change in the structure of industries in the next 20 years. More disruptions and value chains reconfigurations have to be anticipated. We have only seen the first sparks of a broad transformation.

Dr Hervé Legenvre, Value Creation Observatory Director at EIPM, will host the live session “The impact of the Internet of Things on Purchasing” on Wednesday, 26th of April 2017. This webinar will look into some case studies and highlight the opportunities for Purchasing within this transformation.

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Tags: IoT, Procurement

Webinar: The future of Purchasing – Planning for tomorrow by looking at business trends
EIPM
February 16, 2017
As the world keeps changing, it is worth taking a step back and to ask ourselves how the broader world will evolve and what impact this will have on our purchasing organisation, on our processes and on our skillsets.

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Tags: Procurement

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